Nether Heatshimmer (1st skin contest)

Nether Heatshimmer (1st skin contest)

Posted on: Jul 29, 2022
About 1 year ago
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My entry in KruxQuip's skin contest, using the colours on their profile picture at the time of uploading this skin. Will outline the production process in the comments, but this is a also a storyline skin as well.

"Another surprising entity rarely seen around the edges of lava lakes, the Heatshimmer covers itself in flecks of crying obsidian and ignites the seeping liquid with the intense heat produced by an internal core, similar to the process used by the Skinscorcher. The flames this produces emit a dazzling spectrum of pink, purple, rose and azure hues that add an eye catching splash of colour to an otherwise quite gloomy environment."

"I first encountered one of these upon exiting the basalt delta, when my footing slipped and I tumbled down a short ledge before landing next to one. Thankfully, with as dazzling a defence as theirs, they aren't particularly concerned by the presence of other entities, and are content to mind their business feeding on mushrooms and mineral deposits. I can only assume these materials are vital to sustaining their internal temperature. I haven't yet seen one without it's protective coating or flames, but I doubt one would last long here."

-Rez
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Nether Heatshimmer (1st skin contest)

Posted on: Jul 29, 2022
About 1 year ago
1817
954
12
My entry in KruxQuip's skin contest, using the colours on their profile picture at the time of uploading this skin. Will outline the production process in the comments, but this is a also a storyline skin as well.

"Another surprising entity rarely seen around the edges of lava lakes, the Heatshimmer covers itself in flecks of crying obsidian and ignites the seeping liquid with the intense heat produced by an internal core, similar to the process used by the Skinscorcher. The flames this produces emit a dazzling spectrum of pink, purple, rose and azure hues that add an eye catching splash of colour to an otherwise quite gloomy environment."

"I first encountered one of these upon exiting the basalt delta, when my footing slipped and I tumbled down a short ledge before landing next to one. Thankfully, with as dazzling a defence as theirs, they aren't particularly concerned by the presence of other entities, and are content to mind their business feeding on mushrooms and mineral deposits. I can only assume these materials are vital to sustaining their internal temperature. I haven't yet seen one without it's protective coating or flames, but I doubt one would last long here."

-Rez
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it looks like venom
This is SICK. I can’t imagine how long it must have taken! :O
Texture design/concept has been in the works for around 1 month, but as soon as I saw the colour requirements for your comp I was sure I could combine the existing idea with the desired colour scheme. Actually texturing it took about 24 hours across 3 days.

The one area I think I failed in was probably not using as much rose red and peach as I should have
This is SICK. I can’t imagine how long it must have taken! :O
Don't say that, it hasn't won yet! Krux may prefer some of the other entries such as yours

I do enjoy spending a few days on each skin, gives me time to experiment on different textures for each of them. So far nothing has gone through as many iterations as the Threadripper, but this one came pretty close
Bro's really vibin ain't he
These dudes literally do just that, they just chill around the edge of lava lakes doing their own thing
this is really cool!!!!
Glad you enjoy it!!
Bro's really vibin ain't he
this is really cool!!!!
Re-uploaded because I noticed a crucial pixel was missing on each hand.

After seeing the colour criteria for this contest, my first thought was immediately the look of a premixed bunsen burner flame. The 3rd example in the 1st pic of the wiki article was the reference image.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premixed_flame

While KruxQuip is under no obligation to use this skin if it wins, I have taken into consideration things eye placement so it will look okay while wearing armour. Also, the claws on each hand will look like actual claws/fingers in game if the hand is empty